|STANGHELLINI, M - University Of California|
|MOHAMMADI, M - University Of California|
|MATHEWS, D - University Of California|
Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2013
Publication Date: 6/1/2014
Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-13-1123-PDN
Citation: Stanghellini, M.E., Mohammadi, M., Mathews, D.M., Adkins, S.T. 2014. First report of vine decline of mature watermelon plants caused by Olpidium bornovanus. Plant Disease. 98:852. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-13-1123-PDN.
Interpretive Summary: Olpidium bornovanus has been detected as a root pathogen of field-grown watermelon and was associated with a late season vine decline.
Technical Abstract: This is the first report of Olpidium bornovanus as a root pathogen of field-grown watermelon, and describes its association with a late season watermelon vine decline in the field. This report provides an overview of this fungus for growers, extension workers, crop consultants and research and regulatory scientists.